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From the Old English personal name Beorna + -s- + tūn (enclosure; settlement, town).

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Barnston (countable and uncountable, plural Barnstons)

  1. A village and civil parish in Uttlesford district, Essex, England (OS grid ref TL6419).
  2. A village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England (OS grid ref SJ2883).
  3. A community in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada.
  4. A habitational surname, from Old English​.


  • According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Barnston is the 66012th most common surname in England, belonging to 36 individuals.

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